As we know child’s myopia is reaching epidemic, where by in today’s
Population age (6-12 year old) almost 65% are wearing spectacles and they are possibly heading toward becoming even more myopic.
(1)We have seen many parents bringing in their children too late, where their prescription has already gone up to -3.00D or more.
Why is it important to have this done regularly according to the optometrist’s advice?
As a child is growing, there is neuroplasticity in their ability to adapt to changes in eye condition. However if they have developed a large amount of myopia and are being neglected, then this will risk them developing further problems such as amblyopia (lazy eyes) or further myopia progression.
(2) Detecting myopia early will provide better outcomes when it is treated.
Early detections will also allow more options of interventions and as compared to later stages where the eye power may have developed too high up.
We take myopia progression as a serious case of the current situation, as a child’s future eyesight depends on it. The higher the myopia develops, means bigger risk of having vision problem later in life ( Retinal detachment , Macular disease, Glaucoma, and etc )
Slowing down is part of our management. In MYOPIA MANAGEMENT we look into
What is the stage of myopia the child is in, based on age of ONSET ,CURRENT PRESCRIPTION, CURRENT AGE, GENETIC FACTORS, ENVIRONMENT, LIFESTYLE and PERSONALITY. After assessment , a treatment plan can be made and then monitor the progression.
We care about your health.
It needs regular eye checks to be sure that everything is in order. Especially children get used to a visual impression and learn to live with it. However, it is important that visual defects and malpositions of the eyes are detected and corrected as early as possible. It does not always have to be myopia, why your child does not see clearly and sharp vision does not mean that everything is fine.
IThis generation of children are spending less time outdoors.There is strong evidence that spending more time outside in natural daylight will delay the onset of myopia and reduce the final level of myopia. Some studies say that a minimum of 1 hour a day is shown to have some effect of slowing down the onset.
With the technology today, Lens company is able to partner up with researching groups of scientists from various universities to research and create new designs of lenses that can help to slow down myopia.
Clinical studies have shown to be effective up to 59% in slowing down myopia progression with
MiSight 1 Day contact lens. There are a number of specialist soft lenses (including disposable lenses) which have an altered peripheral focus which has been shown to reduce the one mechanism that drives myopic progression. These are as comfortable to wear as normal soft lenses and are well tolerated by children as young as 6 years of age. A common myth is that children cannot wear lenses. The vast majority of children cope very well with placing the lens on the eye and removing themselves. It is imperative that these are fitted by appropriate professionals and that regular appointments be attended and hygiene routines are strictly
It stops the eye from changing its focus especially when it comes to close up work. Studies have shown good results for slowing myopia control with 0.025% Atropine. This very low concentration has much less of an effect on the blurring of near vision and does not therefore cause any problems for carrying out school work.
Using specially designed contact lenses to temporarily reshape the curvature of your cornea while asleep. You can see clearly the next day without your spectacle once you remove your ortho-k lens. The resulting corneal shape has been shown to slow the progression of myopia significantly as well as giving spectacle-free daytime vision. Since this method requires special skills and advanced corneal mapping (topography), the Ortho-K contact lenses not all eye care practitioners are able to offer this.